2014-04-30 14:54:14 - Karin Stumpf's new book, Business Football: What Business Can Learn from Football is in stores. The book is an easy and fun read in which football is used as an analogy, which acts as a backdrop for business lessons.
The FIFA World Cup, in the next 8 years, will be played in Brazil, Russia and Qatar. Interestingly enough, the countries at a stage of advanced economic development are Brazil, Russia, India and China (or BRIC for short). Can this be more than a coincidental occurrence? Or does the world of football and business have more in common than we believe? The truth is, football and business have similar aspects that we sometimes fail to recognise. For example, both have strong willed individuals that will stop at nothing to conquer their dreams. Take Norman Whiteside, who at 17 years old (to be exact: 17 years, 1 month and 10 days!) became the youngest football player to play in the FIFA
World Cup. Or his business counterpart, Michael Dell, who at only 26 years old, was already the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But the analogies don’t stop there. The worlds of business and football also have individuals who never cease to give up, and do not let their age get in the way of leading them or their teams to success. At the ripe age of 90, David Murdock was the oldest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. All the while Roger Milla, at 42 years (exact: 42 years, 1 month and 8 days) old became the oldest player to have played in the FIFA World Cup.
Football is made of the stuff of superstars, such as Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2013, the Portuguese player, with a salary of $21.6M USD became the highest paid soccer player (this solely based on salary and no endorsement deals). That same year, renowned Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was the highest paid CEO with a $78.2 M USD salary. What gives these extraordinary individuals vast amounts of success? What helped them climb to the top, or set them apart at their age from the rest? Their perseverance, headstrong ambitions, and uncompromising agendas and goals. While they may be shooting stars themselves, they did not just fall out of the sky.
Care to learn about their remarkable successes? Or gain some insightful tips? Pick up Karin Stumpf’s “Business Football: What Business Can Learn from Football” to transform your understanding of business by adding the adrenaline and blood rushing enthusiasm football fans experience while watching a game. Business Football will help you relive some of the greatest moments in football history paired up with efficient and thought provoking solutions to some of the most common challenges businesses face.
Business Football was written with business people and football fans in mind, many of whom are always on the “go.” Therefore stories and lessons are expressed not only in a simple, fast and fun readable format, but strategies, procedures and advice is given for immediate use and easy relevance. Business Football will be a great asset to your library collection for fast and fun referencing. The illustrations and writing will make the book an entertaining and pleasurable gift to friends and family.
Dr. Karin Stumpf fell in love at the age of 15, when she attended her first live match. Today, she can be found playing football with her husband and daughter in Berlin or busily working in her company Acrasio.
Business Football: What Business Can Learn from Football is now available and can be ordered from bookstores everywhere or online at Amazon.com. More info about the book: www.business-football.com
70 pages, 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1499144178
Paperback Full Colour, ISBN: 978-1499197648